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We’re very close to this year’s edition of Birmingham's diverse, vibrant festival, celebrating ground-breaking, innovative UK music alongside international trailblazers, Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul.

Held in Moseley Park, a stunning 11-acre woodland glade in the heart of Moseley Village, the festival is just two miles from the centre of Birmingham, yet is a world away from city life. With sloping grounds, creating a natural amphitheatre in front of the beautiful lake, it’s the perfect setting for a festival. Plus, under 12s go free.

Fri 12 Jul - Sun 14 Jul | Mosely Park | Doors open: 12PM

Showcasing unsigned acts right next to well-established international artists makes for a really exciting bill. A festival for all, having one of the most diverse festival crowds with plenty for you to discover.

With the aim of supporting the next generation of creative people and providing educational opportunities to develop their talents and interest, so it’s no surprise that the line-up features artists familiar to the Symphony Hall and Town Hall stages alongside participants from B:Music’s talent development programmes.

Credit: Garry Jones

B:Music's B:and Together participants will return as part of the Saturday line-up this year. B:and Together includes students from our subsidized Jazz and Gospel workshops for 11-19 year olds where children learn more about Jazz and Gospel music from the best industry professionals in the city as well as the B:Music Summer School, a week long creative music making programme at Symphony Hall. Don't miss their performance on the Saturday line-up of Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul!

B:And Together performing in the 2023 Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival.

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The Saturday line-up will also see two more B:Music supported artists. Ashley Allen is a familiar face to the B:Music Stages. After being chosen as part of the Jamie Cullum Recommends, Ashley Allen's Quartet performed live on the Symphony Hall stage during lockdown as part of B:Music's Now Is Not the Time For Silence project which commissioned new music from black musicians’ to amplify their voices and experiences of racial inequality. Ashley Allen and Friends will return to the B:Music stage this October for Free Jazz Fridays.

Isla Wolfe is another familiar face on the B:Music stages performing on the Saturday line-up. Back in 2021, Isla Wolfe and Surdarshan Singh were commissioned to create brand-new music which scores an incredible video of Symphony Halls' £13.2 million transformation, fusing hip-hop and tabla percussion.

Each year Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul brings incredible artists, workshops, arts, crafts, and a selection of Birmingham’s most loved street food and drinks vendors to Moseley, for one epic party weekend. This year is no different, with Kool & The Gang, Leftifeld, Yussef Dayes, Greentea Peng, Kurupt FM Dj Set, The Blackbyrds and more. Don't forget to book your tickets!

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